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story is next on al jazeera mentioner. america. >> post soviet russia has been fighting separatists and religious extremists for decades. now the winter olympic games are just weeks away, and terrorist threats are the "inside story." >> hello, i'm ray suarez. the olympic games gather athletes, heads of states from all around the world. and it is a tempting target for killers who want to create maximum damage, get the world's attention and make a political point. in the modern age every host city has had to worry as much about security as weather, tv rights, accommodations and traffic. with the winter games in sochi just a few weeks ago and the recent bloody terror attacks just a few weeks ago, president vladimir putin know the threats are high and real and there are a number of groups who would like to put putin's pride and joy in a world humiliation. >>> russian security forces killed islamist leader, a senior insurgent suspected in leading numerous attacks on russian target. >> what has happened in the run up olympics is proof of a hard line approach 1234 the shootout comes at a t
a day at aljazeera.com. >>> soviet russia has been fighting separatists and religious extremists for decades, now the winter olympic games in this sochi are just weeks away, and terrorist threats on the "inside story." ♪ >>> hello, i'm ray suarez. the olympic games gather athletes, heads of state and celebrities from around the world along with hundreds of thousands of spectators, even the somewhat winter games offer a tempting target to killers who want to get the world's attention and make a political point. palestinians knew it, and in the modern age every host city has had to worry as much about security as weather, tv rights, accomodations and traffic. with the winter games just a few weeks ago, putin's russia knows the steaks are high and the threats are real. a number would like to make this into a world wide humiliation. in a surprise raid in a home in dagestan tuesday, russians killed an islamist military leader, suspected in leading numerous attacks on russian targets. >> translator: what is happening now is proof of a hard line approach. >> the shootout comes at a ti
of these talks organized with the diplomatic muscle of the united states and russia there will be no wiggle room. assad must agree to go. >> mutual consent which is what brought us here for a transition government means that that government cannot be formed with someone that is objected to on one side or another. that means that bashar al-assad will not be part of that transition government. there is no way, no way possible in the imagine that the man who has led the brutal response can regain legitimacy to governor. >> but there are challenges. the supporters of assad suggest there had was a role for his government in transition. >> we count on syrians to come to agreement. >> and the russian foreign minister suggested again syria's regional ally iran should participate in talks iran's president expressed little hope for the talks. >> wishing for peace and stability and the end of internal war in fighting the terrorist. if such a goal is reached, then it can be an effective meeting, but the overall signs does not give much hope that this can be successful. >> reporter: competing for the world's
's all the people who want a peaceful solution and stability who will lose. that includes russia, the united states, and others in the region. >> reporter: earlier this week kerry and ten other global envoys met over syria's situation in paris. with russia supporting syria as assad and russia backing the opposition coalition, kerry stat down with russian foreign minister. >> we will send signals to all the syrian side for a need of cease-fire. and a need to look at the possibility of exchanging prisoners including civilians. we're working on widening humanitarian access on areas that are currently blocked. >> they agree on three possible confidence building measures including access to humanitarian aid. an example used was the damascus suburb where around 160,000 people are trapped by fighting. prisoner exchange, which the syrian opposition says it's ready to engage in, and regional cease-fire specifically in the war-torn city of aleppo. one issue the u.s. and russia remain divided on is iran's role in the peace talks. as a staunch ally and weapons supplier, iran is a key influen
the beginning or close to the beginning, but assad has two very potent and powerful regional allies in russia and iran. what is their steak in what happens going forward? >> both countries have their interest in preserving the assad regime which is why they are backing them, and i think as joshua correctly pointed out in his comments that without any pressure on the ground -- without any political power, military power to remove assad there's no reason for him to leaf. he is not going to stand up and say, well, myself and my family have been in power for 43 years and now it's time to transit to democracy. so he's riding very high in the political stakes in syria today. he has strong political backing, the opposition is fragmented and weak, and there's no sense that anything positive is going to come out of the meetings in switzerland unless there is political force that can push the assad regime to agree to a political transition to -- a better go, future government. >> but profez or, looking at what has gone on over last year and a half, why aren't iran and russia looking past assad, to the
>> rose: welcome go the program. we begin this evening with a conversation about russia before the olympics, with stephen sestanovich, gessen, and herszenhorn. >> here we now have russia returning to the world stage than is really important for vladimir putin and for russia and russian whose want to see great games. russian culture will be on display, that is going to be a big part, not just the opening ceremonies but in the whole runup to these olympics, there is a big matter of national pride here. there will be a lot of russian whose will say look, our athletes will be competing in all 15 sports, tell us what kind of games has russia really been able to put on a good show that london did in the summer games. >> rose: and a week ahead to football with cowher and nantz, talk over. >> rose: talk about the atmospherics when you get to this stage you are one victory away from the super bowl. >> you know, you are so close, and this is the one game that, to me, you know, i lost many of these games, it hurts, because you are so close, and yet you are just coming off having played, s
olympic safety. less than two weeks before the winter games begin in sochi, russia. authorities are on the lookout for three potential suicide bombers. one of whom may already be inside the olympic security zone. and in a new video an islamic militant group claimed responsibility for the twin bombings in volgograd and threatens further strikes in sochi. we are back with brett stevens, "wall street journal" columnist and dan he nninger and matt kaminski. matt, how serious is the threat in and around sochi? >> it has been serious for the past 10 or 15 years. we have a separatist movement in the south of russia, predominantly muslim areas. they are not arabs. as russia as -- >> they are muslim. >> they are muslim. they have a group called the easy ma mick -- he was named an al-qaeda affiliate. it is a domestic agenda. they want to strike at the putin regime. the sochi olympic stz prize event for vladimir putin and they will do something to carry it off. >> russia is known for its internal security. in many ways it is a security state and an authoritarian state. are you saying they
and russia, they agreed that assad must go. >> mutual consent, which has brought us here for a transition government means that that government cannot be objected to by one side or another. that means that bashar al-assad will not be part of that transition government. there is no way, no way possible in the imagination that the man who has lead the brutal response to his own people could regain the legitimatesy to govern. >> the russians suggested there was a role for his government in the transition. >> translator: we cannot let all outside players to encourage the syrians in coming to agreement. refrain and restrain the parties predetermining the agreements. >> and the russian foreign minister suggested again, syria's regional ally, iran should participate in the talks. iran's president expressed little hope for the talks. >> translator: the islamic republic of iron wibs for peace and stability in the region, and the end of the internal war and fighting the terrorists. >> completing for the world's attention is the publication this week of a large cashe of videos and photographs, f the
in europe. fourth, we should keep in mind that the longer run issue is what will russia become, as china increases its influence in the former soviet central asia. we should keep reminding the russian people and their leaders that we respect russia's european identity and culture. and that russia's true destiny is also to be a major european state in a larger democratic west. we should make it clear that we seek neither russia's isolation nor fragmentation, but russia's evolution towards a genuine democracy. one way or another, that day will come. putin stands in the way today with this nostalgic dream of a new empire called the eurasian union. but the fact is that such a prospect is not realistic. none of the would be members of the eurasian union truly desire to limit their sovereignty, to cede it to russia, to participate in the creation of a new union which revokes memories of the recently disappeared union, not to mention the older still russian empire. in brief, and i will conclude on this, we need to construct an open-ended, long-term policy for ukraine as well as a long-term opti
investigation. >> those are the world, yes. you'll be drowned in blood. >> yes. >> we travel to russia just days before the start of the olympics, uncover the unlikely connection between an alleged drug kingpin, corrupt politicians, and the most expensive games ever. skyfall. what you're seeing now is an experienced sky diver doing a routine jump until this -- the clock is ticking with 90 seconds tops between life and death. an amazing free fall and an even more spectacular save. and water baby. nothing can get between this woman and her waives. not even a baby bump. she surfed throughout her entire pregnancy. but how? a. >> good evening, and thanks for joining us. with the winter olympics fast approa approaching, there is a substantial potential for a terrorist attack at the sochi games. so how did a russian beach side resort become the site for the games in the first place? tonight a whistleblower with a price on his head makes startling allegation about shady deals to abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross in our exclusive "olympic gold olympic greed." >> reporter: this year's win
concerns at next month's olympics in sochi, russia. then, tony perkins, and later, a portion from the republican national committee's recent meeting in washington, d.c., including a panel of the so- called rnc rising stars. next, a discussion about the upcoming winter olympics in sochi, russia, and the security concerns surrounding the games. this is a little over one hour. >> good morning and welcome. we will confine all questions about richard sherman until after the briefing. thank you for being here this morning. we have some weather coming into washington so it is good to have such an excellent turnout. this is obviously a very timely briefing and we will get to it. i'm joined by my colleagues dr. andrew kutchins and jeff minkoff. juan was the deputy security advisor in the bush administration, a key arson on counterterrorism and many other issues. -- a key person on counterterrorism and many other issues. we will open it up to your questions. thank you for coming. >> good morning, everybody. as andrew said, you braved the rumor of a snowflake in washington, d.c. later today
>> rose: welcome to the program. we begin russia's ambassador the united nations, vitaly churkin. >> we would encourage russia and the united states work very closely, sergei lavrov and john kerry talking almost everyday on the phone, two dozen meetings, et cetera, et cetera, most on syria. so there are some ingredient which is make us theme it can be a success. but obviously obstacles are enormous and there are some players who don't want to see any settlement at all, who want syria to disintegrate, who want syria to become a hub of international terrorism. so it's -- we are working, trying to overcome tough obstacles. >> rose: we conclude with a conversation about the future of turkey with james jeffrey, dexter fill kins, elmira bayrasli and benjamin harvey. >> erdogan has basically prosecuted, arrested or otherwise marginalized huge numbers of the turkish elite and that's -- so what's happening now that that the vanguard, the sort of turkish vanguard that has done this led by erdogan is starting to crackup itself and that's basically it's split into two lanes so i think what's
-ons are high at the russia summit -- eu-russia summit. for rejection president mohammed .orsi hacking court the former leader of the muslim brotherhood appears on charges in connection with a mass jailbreak in 2011. >> welcome to "live from paris." coming up, will france while Élan -- will franÇois hollande's trip to turkey be enough to smooth tensions between the countries? goiland says elections will smoothly this weekend. first, syrian peace talks in geneva are deadlocked over the decisive -- divisive issue of transferring power to a transitional government. both sides cannot agree on the future role of president bashar al-assad. ruling ono additional .llowing an aid envoy i am joined by a spokesperson for the world food program. elizabeth, how ready is the world food program ready -- to send supplies into syria? >> there are trucks on standby to develop -- deliver food to nutrition.ady to eat so, we are ready once all allows on the ground preceding. we have 500 bags of wheat flour, and enough to feed 2500 people for one month. areas are in need of food supply? program is concerned for
russia or ukraine -- from kazakhstan should be sent to either russia or ukraine. he is accused of embezzling $6 billion from a bank he worked for. his wife says the extradition amounts to a death sentence and he does plan to appeal. we go now to moscow. -- tell us a bit more about the allegations against this kazakh dissident and why does it involve russia. >> mukhtar ablyazov he was the former --mukhtar ablyazov was the former energy and trade minister. he was an oligarch and eight ande friend of president -- a close friend of president nursultan nazarbayev. he was accused of embezzling about $5 billion from russia and about $400 million from the ukraine. he was working at bp a bank, which had interest in russia and bpa bank, whicht had interest in russia and ukraine. a lot of people think these allegations are politically motivated, because of the oz off -- because ablyazov was going to oppose nazarbayev, who has ruled the country with an iron fist. 2009, fled kazakhstan in was in britain in a little bit, now has fled to france. he is now supposed to be extradited to russia b
role diplomatically in supporting assad which has brought russia back into the center as a far an emmy for the global jihadis movement and you begin to see that narrative play out in some of the terrorist discourse. russia is not just an actor in regard to the chechen insurgency or fight. and the global context of the global jihad in narrative. syria in many ways is a key accelerant in real terms and ideological terms. one of the concerns for the u.s. in this regard, you started to hear more and more about this from u.s. lawmakers and the security officials but they are threefold. the obvious fact you have a real terrorist threat, these aren't just imaginings, or one off threats that have to be chased down as often the u.s. has to. there's a real terrorist threat that exposes athletes, sponsors, u.s. citizens that are going to attend, and we have very good questions about how secure are the rings of security around the sochi venues and sites, but how well i they secured? have you secured well enough where athletes and sponsors are? if you secure that and secure well enough transportati
. luckily, this man managed to avoid desolation. >> vitaly churkin is here. he is russia'd ambassadors group -- russia's ambassador to the united nations. the country is also a key player in nuclear negotiations with iran. --sident vladimir putin host theepares to winter olympics in sochi next month her. president obama has offered full security assistance. i'm pleased to have vitaly churkin back at this table. >> thank you. good to be back. let's go back to a conference. there seems to be a dispute among some people over the object to of the conference and certainly what it means for bush are all assad. -- bashar al-assad. >> the conference is to end the crisis in syria, the killing. we negotiated the so-called -- now it is regarded as the basis of the negotiations. it is a complex document. the main idea the document is that the two parties should get together and discuss a transition to a future syria where everyone would be allortable to live under groups in the country. this is where we are coming from. this particular matter of the future of president assad is certainly complex and del
>>> good morning, and welcome to a special edition of "this week" from sochi, russia. olympics on edge. breaking overnight, new terror threats against the games. we'll get the latest from brian ross and the congressional chairman tracking olympic security. >>> plus soaring costs and krups -- corruption, a global uproar over the aebt-gay law s. and big challenges ahead. if they protest, will they be free from prosecution? this morning, vladimir putin only on "this week." >>> and president obama reveals the nsa reforms -- >>> and is the worst over for chris christie or is the scandal spreading? the powerhouse roundtable takes it all on this sunday morning. >>> hello, again, i'm just back from the interview with president putin at the site of the sochi olympics. breaking news on the biggest challenge of the games, the threat of a terrorist attack. our chief investigative correspondent brian ross is here with us with the latest. we have seen overnight the video from those responsible they say for the bombings in russia just last month. >> that's right, george. it's a martyrdom vide
out of russia and that terror tape. here is what the new threat says in part. quote, as for your olympics, something that you really want, we prepared a present for you. you do your business and we'll do ours. we prepared a present for you and all tourists who come over, end quote a video online shows two men who claim to be the suicide bombers behind one of last month's bloody bombings in volgograd, russia. the video is adding to fear russia won't be able to stop a terror attack. phil, give us more about this video and how it was uncovered. >> reporter: fred, so this video shows two men who claimed credit for the bombing in volgograd who killed 21 people on the 30th of december. more, they touched on they promised there was more to come. in that very ominous language they say they have a present traveling to sochi, for tourists. they say they have prepared this for the response and blood for all muslims they say have been spilled across the world. she say they have a list of people involved in this who are prepared to help them and take part in these kinds of actions, enough for
is here. he is russia's ambassador to the united nations. the country is also a key player in nuclear negotiations with iran. close to the home, president vladimir putin recently bailed out ukraine's embattled government as an attempt to increase influence. the eyes of the world are on russia as it prepares to host the winter olympics in sochi next month. as concern mounts over terror threats, president obama has offered full security assistance. i'm pleased to have vitaly churkin back at this table. welcome. >> thank you. good to be back. >> let's start at the g-2 conference. it seems to be a dispute among some people over the objective of the conference. certainly what it means for president bashar al-assad. where is russia? >> the objective is to end the crisis in syria, the killing. for that objective to be attainable almost a year-and-a-half ago, we negotiated the so-called geneva communiquÉ. now it is regarded as the basis of negotiations. it is a complex document. parties idea is the two should get together and discuss a transition to a future where everyone would be comfortab
with an ominous new terror threat against next month's winter olympic games in sochi, russia. with thousands of athletes, journalists and spectators from the u.s. and around the world soon arriving in sochi, today, a well-known islamic militant group claimed responsibility for the twin suicide bombings that killed 34 people last month in the city of volgograd. and they vowed more attacks, making specific mention of the olympics and the tourists who will come for the games. our chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, is in moscow with more on this latest threat. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. officials insist that the olympics will be safe. that may be so. this latest threat does, at least, appear credible. the latest terror threat to the olympics comes from two suicide bombers who are already dead. this video is the last testimony of the calm, young men. they documented what they were about to do, step by step, how they built vests with explosives, strap them on, wires running down their arms, the trigger in easy reach. and some time later -- those men, accordi
and blocking humanitarian aid. it's interesting you mention russia because it and china had a very unfortunate role, as someone say, regarding the u.n. and what might have been able to help people little bit more on the ground, yet russia and china continued to block the you one resolutions. tell us about that and what pressure can be put on them. >> exactly. the only security council action that russia in particular -- china is pretty much hiding in russia's shadow -- the only thing russia would allow his october second there was a so-called security council presidential statement which to allowde --assad you miniature and eight unlimited. he is no dumbing. you urge may, you do not order me. this was not a binding resolution. the next logical step would be for the security council to adopt a binding resolution. russia so far says, no. the only way to change that is to put pressure on putin. we have seen that. and in advance of the sochi olympics made exceptions in releasing a few prisoners because he is worried about his effect on the -- his reputation. in and outuld day denounce russia for
can. the russia eu summit in brussels season has been preaching staking number of existing economic agreements with ukraine will be revised as he could your milk to put additional to the voice of learnings of america. what ukraine's president accept the resignation of prime minister in the thai cabinet will make his roll back most of the new anti protest will be in opposition protests as they put in a cairns in kiev vowed to carry on until the president again. such is the talk is about to throw open its doors for the game is a flat allegations from the world's media continue to flout the pacific. but i for sure didn't see it this way you create and become a state that the international media for wanting to my lapel. a senior member of the international event the committee claims the media are used is from ups of eruptions looking out of context to kohl's sensation the new. i am. like most tedious that it is more skin in which it turned midnight and confessed to some breaking news from the us would not think of at least two people have been reported injured in the school shooting. on
. and it is unclear how any terrorists could get into russia's olympic capital in height and security. -- in heightened security. the letter describes ibragimova as somebody who "lips slightly. .er elbow does not bend and she has a scratch on her left cheek. oh is this really true or could this be a hoax? if it is not a hoax, how could someone who obviously looks like couldremist shaheed kia get through security. it doesn't give one great confidence. anyway, we can talk more about that later. -- these unusual things are unusual. many times has csus held -- has csis held a press conference before an olympic event? never. this is a rather you unusual me start by saying that these games are very personal for vladimir putin. gamesyone to role of the -- has any winter olympic games been attached to a national leader as these games are to mr. newton -- to mr. putin? in 2010, was anybody talking about mr. harper much in vancouver? games, if they were politicized for anybody, they were a base for mitt romney. who was running the games at the time. but this is really unusual. you probably have
," and the limits of labor unions; plus, russia's hunt for three female terrorists. >> ifill: delegations from dozens of countries are arriving in switzerland for tomorrow's peace talks aimed at ending syria's bloody civil war. but so far, the highly publicized absence of one country is casting a shadow over the event. chief foreign affairs correspondent margaret warner reports. some of the images in her story may be disturbing. >> warner: the arrivals hall at the airport in geneva was filled with diplomats and negotiators, including the head of the opposition "syrian national council". he made clear his goal: >> ( translated ): we hope that the people of syria have great confidence in us. we are here to achieve the aspirations of the syrian people and the demands of the syrian revolution. and we will not accept less than removing the criminal bashar al- assad and changing the regime and bringing the criminals to justice. >> warner: that seems the longest of long shots at the moment. syrian president assad has made it equally clear he has no plans to give up power. moreover, the sessions plan
in russia and the united states are taking the threat of the attack against the olympics very seriously indeed and it appears with good reason. the video was posted on line over the weekend. in it two russian speaking men say they will have a surprise or a present, present for the russian people, the russian president vladimar putin and as they say for any tourist visiting the olympics. it is according to the security analyst a dangerous and very real threat. listen. >> the problem is that two people on the video, they promised a surprise, not specifically in sochi but for russia and tourist and visitors for the olympics. they never specify the place of the strikes and so everyone should be concerned. >> reporter: they are. president putin with the prestige on the line is promising 40 to 100,000 security personnel on doubt in and around sochi. jim wallace an sprl security expert in mi t said president putin simply has to do everything he can to avoid an attack taking place. >> my guess they are going on err on the side of security and clamp down and do everything to stop this. it would
do the other to leave countries like russia and china tell f not bully them and them what to do all the time and things out with them. afghanistan, you know, the is not going to be what america wants and it's going to be like the vietnam i'm afraid. it's going to change to something that we don't like but then it will finally -- our forces that have been there at a st can show them what little bit of freedom is and will reject being told what to do. them toll take time for people we don't want them in the government to do to in there. but that will all change just like vietnam. really need to quit ruling the rest of the world concentrate on our country and make it a better place. we have so many prisoners -- we prisoners in jail than country. >> the call was from colorado laws.t the many new colorado law allowing recreational marijuana sale. denver post says pot comes full circling. jenny, up next. lancaster, ohio republican line. caller: hi how are you. what, i like to know haveany people in congress business degrees. don't, they need to make business when they those decisions. of
in sochi get under way next week and the heritage foundation yesterday held a discussion looking at u.s.-russia relations. senator ted cruz of texas one of those speaking at the event, accusing the obama administration of allowing russia to expand its influence in the world. this is an hour and a half. >> all right, if everyone will take their seats. we already have one panelist doing interviews, but you've already talked to him so you can talk to him when he gets here. ok. to anyone who just came in on the streaming video, welcome to the heritage foundation. i'm dr. steve bucci. i'm the director of the allison center for foreign and national security policy. we have part two of our russia event today. we retreated a little earlier to a great trio of speakers who laid down a foundation as to what's going on in russia and what it may mean. now we have four more speaks that are are going to go a little bit shorter than the others and then get a little more time for q&a, i hope. i'm going to give very short introductions and then let them use up the time
this understanding. iran refused. russia said it would be a mistake not to include them. >> australia... . >> translation: among the countries invited are australia, mexico, brazil, indonesia and others. if there's no iran in this list. i think the peace talks about resemble hip oblige rahsy. u.n. officials hope iran -- bank ki mon was forced to acknowledge there would be no agreement if the opposition failed to show up to the talks. >> let's show you some live pictures from geneva international airport where the first documents started to arrive. the peace conference, which is due to be held in geneva, at the syria peace conference. the u.n. secretary i believe is expected to shortly come off the stairs of the airplane. and the steps of the airplane as he o will be one of the key figures of the peace conference in switzerland on ending the crisis. a total of 30 or so countries are invited to attend. not iran as we heard iran was sent an invitation by the general yesterday, but that indication is now withdrawn after protests from the syrian opposition and also the united states. so ag
at the international criminal court would face many hurdles. tim friend, al jazeera. >>> officials in russia are concerned about a serious security threat as the rush -- russia gears up for the olympic games. it is a woman they are calling the black window. this follows the release of a videotape threatening more attacks from two suicide bombers. allan schauffler reports. >>> police are looking for female suicide bombers have released information by one in particular. she is from dagestan, 23 years old, and linked to caucuses 'em rate. the group has taunted russian authorities. a poster with her image has now been handed out to hotel employees and also posted at the airport. it has been sent as well by russian federal security to enforcement agencies in and around sochi. the u.s. olympic committee is saying they are working with the state department and local russian law enforcement doing what they can to ensure the safety of americans traveling to the games. security documents say she is the widow of another member of the caucuses emrate who was killed. a police wanted poster say she may ha
capabilities different generations of its anti-satellite weapons their countries of russia and china have the capability to damage each other's satellites in an era where the military uses that is faced you can indicate for reconnaissance they contemplate the possibility is of attacking as well. over the years to have developed a wide radius of mechanisms to attack each other for the new list would be in more precise, a more discreet doing less damage for those touse cent of map that would show a targeted satellite the new technology uses energy beams and it attacks and a more precise way with the explosive debris from the fallout is perceived as a genuine problem poses a hazard so to attack a satellite without creating to every you might be able to inflect partial limitation rather than a catastrophic failure that is with the pursuit of those anti-satellite weapons. >>host: reagan era system does that fit into your book? >> that is the illustration to use space in a different way. there is a treaty that does have some limitations on the weapon is a share in but it is relatively small and
correspondent that's been barred from russia. first time that that has happened since 1982. david sader was banned from entering russia for five years. russian officials said he committed various gross violations of the law. i'm joined by sader, and correspondent for radio liberty, for the financial times and the wrawltwall street journal. david great to have you with us. would you walk us through what exactly happened here? >> i called the russian embassy in kiev. and i was told by the diplomat that i spoke to that he had a statement to read to me. and he are read that statement. it was that the competent organs had decide he that i was undesirable and i was banned from entering russia. the phrase competent organs is meant to refer to the security all the years eiffel been writing and traveling to russia, i don't recall a single instance where that phrase was used to expel a writer or journalist. that is usually used in espionage cases and that indicates for whatever reason the russian authorities considered that i represented a threat. >> let's go through what's been happening in rus
today we learned the president of the united states and the president of russia have spoken by phone. as concern grows over terrorist threats against the upcoming winter olympic games in sochi, opening ceremony again just 17 days away now. tonight there's word that one of the suspected terrorists has already been taken out. we have two reports beginning with our chief foreign correspondent richard engel in moscow tonight. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. on the one hand, russia says that there is no security problem, that everything is under control. but it also says that several suicide bombers are on the loose, many of them women. ♪ >> reporter: the olympic torch headed closer to sochi today. russian officials worried terrorists are trying to race there too. and that even the torch relay itself could be a target. over the next three days, very specific intelligence and six specific suspects seen in new wanted posters. potential suicide bombers russia says, hunting for targets. one is likely dead already, killed in this gunfight on saturday. but the others,
. in a little less than hour, a discussion of terrorist threats at the winter olympics in russia. after that, we will air the comments of retired admiral mike mullen. >> on the next "washington journal," we will focus on the u.s. auto industry with live coverage from the detroit auto show. i guess will be david shepardson and david strickland. membersalso speak with of general motors, ford, and toyota. join the conversation on facebook and twitter. >> i would like to add a personal word with regard to an issue that has been of great concern to all americans over the past year. to the investigations of the so-called watergate affair. as you know, i have provided to the special prosecutor voluntarily a great deal of material. i believe that i have provided all the material that he needs to conclude his investigations and to proceed to prosecute the guilty and clear the innocent. i believe the time has come to bring that investigation and the other investigations of this matter to an end. one year of watergate is enough. five decades of notable state of the union addresses from lbj to george w. bus
europe, including security issues dominate as russia presses ahead with its preparations for the winter olympics in sochi. >>> welcome to al this this this this. >> they didn't want the lebanese to be part and it would open the way in lebanon. >> no one. but for many lebanese, it started to reach them. the politicians, president terrorism. they called for the unity of the lebanese. but this this >> this is one of the main groups fighting in syria. >> that's prompted the she aled group. to try to restore order local tribesmen have joined the police in the city of ramadi to try to take police buildings that the fighters have occupied. there is anger here over the arrest of a prominent sunni lawmaker and over the dismantlement of at that camp. iraq has become bitterly sectarian. the country was having deep grievances with the shiia government. it files its interests have been neglected. malaki says he wants to talk to sunni leaders to try to resolve the stand-off but not those who were al lied with al-qaeda. >> we welcome our brothers from umbar who stepped forward to speak to us and consu
that roberts was sent to me today i think it's fair to say that russia and united states are in full agreement on the number of points. we are in full agreement that the violence the death in the needless suffering and syria must come to an end. we are in full agreement that the humanitarian crisis. he's not only affecting millions of syrian people. but also those in neighboring countries like turkey lebanon and jordan. and this dislocation. this disruption is absolutely unacceptable we're in full agreement that the resolution of this conflict. must be peaceful that there isn't a military solution. and we're in full agreement that we need to make it our best efforts from the moment that we announce this. last spring in moscow. for now we must continue our best efforts. in order to try to bring the parties to geneva and forge forward. for all of the reasons i decided we are in full agreement. that we have to do all we can in order to. begin the process of duty. a process that we all understand will be difficult and will take some time. so we must begin we must begin now. in the days leading up
, a meeting the friends and allies. russia hosting the iranian and syrian frern ministers. the man from tehran making clear that his country was ready and willing to go to switzerland if invited. on sunday evening, after a round of last-minute telephone calls the u.n. secretary-general made this announcement. >> 40 ministers policemeninged that iran -- pledged that iran would play a positive and subcontractive role. therefore as convener and host of the conference, i decided to issue an invitation to iran to participate. >> no sooner had that statement been made, than it was greeted with this from the syrian national coalition - a sweet from spokesman louis confirming the s.n.c. decision to withdraw from the conference, unless iran's invitation was resigned. on saturday in istanbul, the same spokesman announced that the opposition would talk to representatives of the syrian government under u.n. auspices. >> a majority. for going to the negotiating table. and, of course, we are all aware that the regime is trying to find, you know, a loophole to try to get out of its commitment >> and in syria
, another crisis on russia's door, as a big uprising takes a violent turn. >>> and sudden impact, how safe are the cars all over the american road? tonight, the answer for some makes is unsettling. >>> and flying high, after years of fighting to compete, the american women finally get their chance to shine. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, all those warnings about security and fears of a terrorist attack appear to be taking something of a toll tonight, with 16 days to go now until the opening ceremony of the winter olympics games in sochi, russia, while the modern olympics are a mosty television event and few get to attend the games in person, those who will attend, ranging from athletes to families and media and spectators are watching it closy as each day russia continues to promise a heavily defended fortress around these games. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel has more from sochi. >> reporter: good evening, brian, we are now inside that fortress, inside the ring of steel around sochi. today, the u.s. olympic team confirmed that it had received a threatening e-mai
-span at 7 p.m. eastern. and live monday our series continues with first lady hillary clinton. >> russia is planning the tightest security in olympic history as it prepares to host the winter games in sochi next month. up next, former deputy national security adviser juan zarate will talk about the geopolitical implications of the game. the center for strategic and international studies is hosting this event morning. this is live coverage on c-span2. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good morning. good morning, and welcome to the center for strategic and international studies. we'll confine all questions about richard sherman until after the briefing. thank you for being here this morning. we've got some weather coming into washington, so it's great to have such an excellent turnout. this is, obviously, a very timely briefing, and we'll get right to it. i'm joined here by my colleagues from the russia eurasia ram, andy cuppens, who is our -- kuchins and dr. jack mankopf. juan zarate was deputy national security adviser during the bush admini
with a political crisis russia is looking toward the games. the games begin in 19 days. these two men claim to be suicide bombers who carried out a deadly attack last month. and they have an ominous warning for anyone coming to russia saying this. as for your olympic something that you really want we have prepared a present for you. you do your business and we'll do ours. we have prepared a present for you and all tourists. could we see something like this? that is at tack happening at the olympic games. in this attack, dozens were left dead. cnn's phil black joins me now. so how worried are russians about the olympic games? they say that the games themselves are safe. they believe that they are planning their preparation, security poster in sochi is pretty much they thorough. even though the attacks that killed 34 people on a train station and trolly bus, they say they would not be changing their plan for security. in other parts of the country, whereas the security bubble in sochi itself might be pretty tight. it is not possible to secure the entire country in the same way. there are conc
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